Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

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Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities

The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) is delighted to announce the Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities. The fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000.

The fellowship supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.
  • Fellows will be expected to acknowledge THNOC in any published work drawing on fellowship research.
  • Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or any other protected status.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To participate, the applicants must download the application form and send to the Woest Fellowship Committee chairman, Jason Wiese at jasonw@hnoc.org

Note: If you will be sending your application by mail, allow adequate time for delivery and mail to- Dianne Woest Fellowship, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130.


  • Your application packet must include the following:
    • a completed copy of our fellowship application form
    • a current vita
    • a 100-word abstract of the project; and
    • a research proposal, not to exceed six double-spaced pages, in which you outline the scope of the project, discuss the relevance of research materials at The Historic New Orleans Collection, and discuss the anticipated product of your research (book, dissertation, exhibition, etc.).
  • Additionally, you must submit letters of recommendation from two scholars familiar with your work.
  • These letters may be sent under separate cover.
  • Prospective applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with THNOC’s resources by visiting the Research page.
  • Electronic submissions of applications and letters of recommendation, preferably in PDF format,
  • International scholars visiting the United States to conduct research as part of a fellowship program, and who receive stipend funds while in this country, are required to obtain a J-1 visa, regardless of the length of their stay.


The fellowship includes a one-time stipend of up to $4000 to help cover travel, housing, and living expenses associated with the fellow’s research project

Application Deadline:

Applications for the 2019/20 Woest Fellowship are due on November 15, 2018. Recipients will be announced on February 1, 2019.

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